03/29/2010: "It's Time For People To Pay For What They Get."
Online readers of The Times Online will be charged £2 a week to read that publication and The Sunday Times on the web from June, News International announced today.
Both titles will launch new websites in early May, separating their digital presence for the first time and replacing the existing combined site, Times Online.
I'm glad publications are beginning to understand their value and start charging the freebie-seeking public for what they get. Publications give great value to readers. In fact, many sites provide tons of free information they should begin charging for. People have been getting a free ride on the Internet for far too long. I for one am glad to see it end. Moreover, people value what they pay for much more than what they get free.